Good point.  Building with pcap network support only requires pcap.h visible at 
simulator build time.  Libpcap is dynamically loaded at runtime.  Is 
usually available in the typical Android runtime environment?

Additionally, Linux pcap networking requires running as root.  I guess that 
might be possible on a smart TV, but probably not common...

On Sep 16, 2016 2:54 PM, Sergii Kolisnyk <> wrote:

Hi all,

most smart TV use Android,
and all of them have wired Ethernet port.


On Sep 12, 2016 9:13 PM, "Mark Pizzolato" 
<<>> wrote:
On Monday, September 12, 2016 at 9:38 AM, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
> It's a good start :)
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 10:55:07AM -0400, Henry Bent wrote:
> > I did a proof of concept build a while back using the Android NDK. It
> > required manually compiling libpcap for networking support but as I recall
> > it was fully functional. I was able to bring up 4.2BSD on a vax780 but disk
> > access was painfully slow. I was running as root so I have no idea how well
> > it would run on a non-rooted phone. So it's certainly possible but there
> > are bugs to be worked out.

I think that trying to get libpcap included would be more effort than it
is worth since essentially all Android devices don't have a wired network 
and thus would be left trying to use libpcap over WiFi.  In general, this isn't 
something that works too well.

- Mark

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